• Alchemy,  Challenges,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing,  Media,  Product Launches

    Want some “magic” that will help you never to run out of content idea??

    This week I’ve got some music ear worms in my head. First, it was Olivia Newton John’s “Magic – You’ve got to believe in magic – nothing will stand in your way….” Then ”Do you believe in Magic” by the Loving Spoonfuls. Did you know that there are over 60 songs that are about magic?! I discovered this Google fact when I visited my Mom in Houston last week. When we heard that Olivia Newton-John had died, my Mom wanted to listen to some of her songs… This was when I went down the rabbit hole of magic, ear worms, and creating content… Just the word “magic” brings about all…

  • Challenges,  Communication,  Implementation,  Marketing,  Overcoming Obstacles

    Being too close to your business is when this happens…

    The last time I had a hot seat in front of a bunch of people was more than three years ago, and Jay Abraham was there offering his insights. I’m not sure how I made it through those twenty minutes. The good news is my business has grown tremendously from that one hot seat – having Jay Abraham giving me some fantastic ideas was priceless. A week ago, I was on a group call with Chris Haddad for his copywriting class. I quickly decided to accept an impromptu hot seat on my sales copy for my new Soulful Marketing & Launch Accelerator program. Holy moly, for a split second, it brought back…

  • Challenges,  Clients & Customers,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing

    Human Behavior & don’t do what BMW just did…

    I’ve been reading books about human behavior and marketing, my most favorite subject. It’s something I’ve always been fascinated about – human behavior and why people do what they do, specifically when it comes to marketing and why people buy. I almost got a degree in psychology and went on to explore more. Instead, with my dad’s encouragement, I decided to change my major to journalism/advertising and minored in psychology. One of the many books I’ve read (Alchemy by Rory Sutherland) talked about the issue of money and human behavior. When it comes to SPENDING money, that’s not a big issue. We know how to do that well. 🙂 And we spend money to…

  • Attitude,  Challenges,  Clients & Customers,  Communication,  copywriting,  Marketing

    What does a priest, a website, and a vacation all have in common?

    We finally took a vacation last week. And I still can’t believe our last vacation was our honeymoon when we married in June 2019! Since my spouse is in medicine, with the pandemic, we wound up staying put for the duration. We did take some day trips here and there. And there’s nothing like taking a full seven days off and just getting out of dodge… Since it was the first trip out, we decided to pick a place we could drive to for now. I’ve been to almost every state in the U.S. (And around the world twice – thanks to my 20 years in corporate). Seattle was the one…

  • Clients & Customers,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Goals,  Implementation,  Technology

    Anticipation keeps me….

    Yep and an oldie song for sure by Carly Simon that will forever remind me of the Heinz Ketchup commercial – An-tic–ip–aaaaa-tion keeps me waaaaaiiittting….” How about you? Of course, there’s more to anticipation than just this song… I want to share with you some potential mind-bending thoughts about anticipation. Let’s start with this question – How well have you anticipated your dream client/customer’s online experience on your website? This can be a challenging one to answer because if you’re like most of my clients, you create an online dream client/customer experience like what’s below. You create your lead generator optin to build your list of dream clients/customers. Create your thank…

  • Communication,  Marketing,  Media,  Product Launches

    The land of green…

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and in some places, it truly is a celebration and can be a very “green” affair. How far would you go to create a marketing buzz around your next big launch? Well, Chicago goes to some pretty interesting lengths to dye the Chicago River that runs through the city each year a nice emerald green color. It’s a tradition going on for decades to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Apparently, the plumbers union helped… read on and watch the video for more – Depending on the business you’re in, doing a communication or promotion around a holiday is a terrific way to connect with your audience. You can also create…

  • Challenges,  Communication,  copywriting,  Implementation,  Marketing

    Boots on the ground marketing…

    Have you ever done any “boots on the ground” type of marketing? You know, the kind that involves going door to door, or maybe setting up a table at a fair or a booth at an event? This type of marketing can be the most rewarding and yet the most exhaustive as well. The interesting thing to note is that when it’s done well, it REALLY works. What does done well essentially mean: In Your Marketing Materials – Take a direct response approach where you’re using these 5 elements of the sales message: Check out my friend and stellar copywriter Julie– Make sure you have defined your dream client(s) and where…

  • Attitude,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Mystery,  Taking risks

    Are you good at finding things?

    There’s been one thing that somewhat mystifies me, and that’s my ability to find things that are lost. I can’t really explain it, except when I can’t find something, there’s an inner voice that actually whispers to me where I can find that lost item. I know, I know, this may sound a bit crazy, and before you think that I hear voices, let me explain further… It’s been two weeks since we’ve moved to our new house, and one of our most used questions has been – “Hey honey have you seen the [insert name of item here]?” I thought we did a pretty awesome job at packing, yet,…

  • Coaching,  Communication,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Goals,  Implementation,  Marketing

    Changing Your Perspective

    Thanks for all the comments last week on our fascinating adventure to buy a new home. All is well, we got into the house and doing some painting, and the official move is next week. It’s interesting how some specific things about buying and selling homes have changed because of the pandemic. Specifically, at closing, everyone being in the same room to sign all the papers and being able to celebrate afterward. Yeah, that won’t happen. We had a mobile notary who came over to the house, and we signed the mountains of papers, and after we were done – It just felt a little weird and anti-climatic. I knew…

  • Clients & Customers,  Coaching,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing,  Mystery

    Would you ever consider joining a cult?

    I know, a crazy question, right? Well… Of course, you are probably saying to yourself – “No way, that’s kind of crazy. Who in the right mind would join a cult?” Yeah, I know, I hear you, and I agree with you. Yet, let me share some interesting myths about cults with you: Most people think that those who join cults are not very intelligent or have psychological problems. Ummm, nope, that’s not correct. Believe it or not, most people who join cults are very intelligent and are psychologically sound. People knowingly join cults – Most people don’t or wouldn’t ever join a cult. What usually happens to them is like a frog…

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